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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 1, 1999
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A student called university police Thursday afternoon after receiving harassing messages from someone in an Internet chat room.

The woman told police she began writing to someone named "Cal" before Christmas and when she returned from vacation on Jan. 12, "Cal" had left her a computer message, police reports stated.

In the message "Cal" stated he had waited for the student at the airport but her plane had arrived three hours late, according to police reports. "Cal's" information was correct, the student told police.

The student told officers she quit logging into the chat room after reading more messages from "Cal" that scared her, reports stated.

On Jan 22., at 11:08 p.m., "Cal" sent her another message stating, "Hello (victim's name). Miss me?" reports stated.

Police advised the student to tell "Cal" to leave her alone if she was contacted again. The student told officers she wanted to press charges if "Cal" was identified. Officers then sent the case to university police investigators, reports stated.

University police arrested a Tucson man Thursday afternoon at a near campus shopping center on suspicion of heroin possession.

A police officer on bicycle patrol near the intersection of North Euclid Avenue and East University Boulevard at 3:53 p.m. caught sight of ---------, 21, of a general delivery address, standing near a wall outside The Gap, 825 E. University Blvd. Riding by Luka, the officer smelled what he believed to be marijuana smoke, police reports stated.

Luka saw the officer and hid a smoking pipe in his pocket, according to reports. The pipe was still smoldering when the officer examined it, reports stated. The officer also found a plastic bag full of a "green, leafy substance" in his hand, according to reports.

The officer searched Luka and found a hand scale, six more plastic bags of what he suspected was marijuana and a bag of what he believed was heroin, reports stated. In addition, reports stated, Luka had $137 in his pocket.

Luka told police he had purchased the suspected marijuana for $50 and had used the hand scale to weigh it out, reports stated. Luka denied selling any drugs. Luka also admitted to smoking and snorting heroin, reports stated.

Luka was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with the intention of selling , possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to reports. He was taken to Pima County Jail.

A La Paz resident assistant called university police Thursday morning after a student resident reported he was thinking about hurting himself,

The RA told police the student came to her room at 8:30 a.m. claiming he planned to injure himself if his roommate had any "sharp objects," police reports stated.

The student told the RA he was upset because he accidentally broke his laptop computer and his glasses when he came home drunk the night before, reports stated.

Police officers spoke with the student's roommate at the dorm, 602 N. Highland Ave.

The roommate told police he did not believe his roommate was capable of hurting himself, and he never heard him say anything about it, reports stated.

Officers spoke with the student, who said he told the RA he wanted to hurt himself, but that he had done it out of anger.

The student told officers he had experienced mental health problems in the past but would not elaborate, reports stated.

Police took student to the Southern Arizona Mental Health Department where he spoke with a therapist and agreed not to harm himself.

University police enrolled a student in a campus diversion program after he was caught speeding Wednesday just north of campus.

The 20-year-old student was placed into the Dean of Students' Diversion Program after a police officer clocked him with a radar gun doing 48 mph in a 30 mph zone near the intersection of North Park Avenue and East Adams Street, police reports stated.

The student, driving a gold Mitsubishi pick-up truck, had a pack of wine coolers and a pack of beer in the back of his truck, reports stated.

The student told police the alcohol belonged to a friend and he was taking it to his friend's house, reports stated.

The officer asked the student to hand over his wallet so he could search for fake identification and found none. In the student's pocket, however, the officer found someone else's identification, according to police reports.

"They didn't even card me," the student told police, reports stated.

The officer had the student pour out the alcohol as he wrote him a speeding ticket.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.